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John C. (Jack) Zinda


Jack Zinda is a native Texan and the founder of Zinda Law Group. He is the firm’s lead trial attorney focusing on catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, gas explosions, truck accidents, wrongful death cases and complex litigation.

He has been recognized nationally by prestigious law organizations such as the National Trial Lawyers Association (Top 40 Under 40, 2012 & 2013), the highest designation from online law directory AVVO Corporation (“Superb” rating for 2012-2016) Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation (Texas Rising Star for 2009, 2011-2015) and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

As a trial attorney Jack takes pride in giving a voice to people and families who need help battling powerful adversaries.

Jack has been lead counsel on hundreds of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. These have typically been against dangerous truck drivers, drunk drivers, corporations who manufacture dangerous products, and employers that have created unsafe work environments.

Jack graduated from Baylor University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Melissa and their two sons.


  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D.
  • Southwestern University

Practice Areas:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Deaths
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Gas Explosions
  • Dram Shop Litigation
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Product Injuries
  • Daycare Abuse
  • Commercial Litigation

Professional Licenses:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Colorado

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association

Professional Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Texas, National Trial Lawyers Assoc: 2012 – 2013
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Rising Star: 2009, 2011 – 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Clients Choice Award, AVVO Corporation: 2013-2016
  • American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Chair Board of Advocates
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee
  • Trial Advocates College of Texas
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Brain Trial Lawyers Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Common Legal Issues Facing People with T.B.I. – Brain Injury Association of Texas – 24th Annual Conference
  • Texas Automobile Insurance Policy – Williamson County Bar Association – SPRING CLE, 2010
  • Common Legal Issues for persons with Brain Injuries – Brain Injury of Texas Annual Meeting – 2011
  • Speaker’s Bureau – Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Client Testimonials

“There ARE Some Really Honest, Helpful Lawyers!”


“Over the past six years Jack has helped my husband and I with several legal matters. Dealing with insurance companies can be a nightmare. Jack and his firm cut through all of the red tape and we were able to receive an equitable settlement for an automobile accident that paid our medical bills and gave us some breathing room financially. He also helped us navigate the murky waters of a civil lawsuit dealing with some family property. We have trust his ethics and have never had a phone call go unanswered. Jack was empathetic and professional. I have recommended him to friends and coworkers and wouldn’t hesitate to call him again for any legal issues that occur.”

– Former Client

“Caring And Passionate There For The Tears And Heartache”


“Over the past 3 years, Jack and the staff of Zinda Law Group, became part of my family and my life. The care and passion that they showed (expressed) to me and my husband was like no other. Jack was an attorney that was there for the tears and heartache. Jack always had a positive word or expression and Jenni his paralegal is a God Send.”

– Former Client

“My Experience with Jack was Amazing!”


“My experience with Jack Zinda was amazing! He and his staff kept me informed about dealing with the insurance company for the other driver- I would have been at a loss to do it myself. Right through to the settlement of my case, I felt I had the advice I needed to make good decisions. There was more than 100% effort made on my behalf. I hope I am never in another accident, but if it happens again – I wouldn’t go anywhere else and I recommend them to others. I can’t even say how I appreciate their help.”

– Former Client